Real Madrid kicks off its campaign for third consecutive Champions League title on Wednesday as they welcome APOEL to Spain. The game tips off at 2:45 PM EST in
Both teams have only previously met in the quarter finals of the 2011/12 Champions League, with the Madrid side won 8-2 on aggregate (3-0 Game-1, 5-2 Game-2). Although the APOEL team have a less chance of a win here it’s been 5 years both sides have met, expect surprises.
Date and Time: September 13th, 2017 2:45 PM EST
Venue: Santiago Bernabéu
TV: FS2 (US)
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Cristiano Ronaldo will be leading the Whites into their first Champions League matchup of the season.
Zinedine Zidane’s squad includes Gareth Bale, who is coming off an injury and is set to start for Madrid.
Marco Asensio may be sidelined for the match against the Cypriot team. And Karim Benzema out of the team for at least three weeks with a hamstring injury.
Probable Playing IX: Kiko Casilla, Nacho, Marcelo Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric, Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Cristiano Ronaldo, Isco, Gareth Bale
Do not underestimate APOEL, which is one of the most successful clubs in Cyprian football and have won last five domestic titles. This is the fourth time in their history that they are contesting in the Champions League group stage. So far they are playing really well in the season winning two and a draw.
Igor de Camargo, Stathis Aloneftis, and Georgios Efrem players which can create possible goal threats against the defending champions.
Predicted Playing IX: Boy Waterman, Roberto Lago, Praxitelis Vouros, Carlao, Jesus Rueda, Ghayas Zahid, Roland Sallai, Nuno Morais, Agustin Farias, Lorenzo Ebecilio, and Igor de Camargo